1. emilysmayy

    I Hate Games: An Introduction & History of Play

    I hate games.

    Seriously. I’ve always hated games. My fun meter immediately drops with even the slightest mention of games. I don’t know why I hate games. Maybe I’m ADD? Maybe I’m to apathetic about competition and winning? Sometimes, games just seem like a lot of extra work and a …

  2. emilysmayy

    Learning in 2026: What the Adult Learner can Expect


    Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been heads down on Watson re-branding at work, my literature review on AI in learning and talking future edtech in my Producing Media for Learning class. The timing couldn’t be better. I’m fully immersed in future tech and it’s impact on learning experiences …

  3. emilysmayy

    The Hunt for 8 Buffalo: An Interactive Video Project


    Over the past few weeks, I created the below interactive video for one of my graduate courses, Producing Media for Learning, at the University of Colorado Denver.   Assignment: create a 3-5 minute video about the sentence, “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” For this assignment, I decided …

  4. kirklunsford

    Pecha Kucha, Resources for Getting Started

    The new assignment in INTE 6710 “Creative Designs,” is Pecha Kucha. I never heard of it until I took this course. It’s essentially 20 slides and 20 seconds of speaking per slide. No fancy animations, moving text, or retro transitions. I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to pull…
  5. nubowski

    Drawing More and Why I Feel I Can’t


    I have done an activity as a teacher, now, several times. Each time, it produces almost the same results. I use it to talk about creativity with my students, but little did I know that I need my own lesson. I give my students a blank piece of paper and …

  6. emilysmayy

    How to Produce a Podcast – Basic


    I just finished a 5-10 minute podcast for my Producing Media for Learning graduate course at the University of Colorado Denver and wanted to take a few moments to jot down some notes on the experience and process. If you’re like me and fairly novice to podcasting or, audio/sound editing …

  7. emilysmayy

    Pedago.me does TLTS 2016 – Denver, CO


    Get ready ed tech, pedago.me’s coming for ya… I am super excited to share that I will be part of an interactive forum with some extraordinary instructional technologist and digital innovators this October on the Metropolitan State University campus in Denver, Colorado. What is TLTS? The Teaching and Learning with …

  8. ekeating

    STEAM Friday!


    Our second STEAM Friday was a success (thanks to Teachers are Terrific)!! The kids worked in groups to build bridges using only toothpicks, marshmallows and one piece of paper.  This was their second attempt building suspension bridges (last week they used straws, paper clips and 2 index cards) so …

  9. kirklunsford

    Graphic Design is WAY More Complex Than Just CARP

    This week in INTE 6710 “Creative Designs,” our class dove into understanding CARP, or contrast, alignment, repetition, and proximity. There are many other deeply embedded meanings in simple graphics that evoke responses in the viewer, even if subconscious or subliminal. There’s color, gestalt, symmetry, asymmetry, texture, scale, etc. All these…
  10. kirklunsford

    Keep Calm and “Sticky” Like a Boss


    After the “SUCCES” exercise this week, inspired by The “SUCCES” checklist, by Chip & Dan Heath, or “Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, and Story,  I was able to narrow down the catch phrase for the infographic to be “Keep calm and save on (the right way!),” or “Save like a boss avoid …

  11. ekeating

    Back to School!


    I can’t believe summer has already come to an end!  It went so fast, but I have to remind myself that not everyone gets two months off so I need to be thankful for the time I did have!  :)

    I am excited to start this year because we are …

  12. whcalhoun



    This was the assignment for INTE 5680: Create a 30-second video that illustrates a concept using no spoken word. I’m a physics teacher, and always looking for ways to make invisible concepts more visible. So I chose the concept of gravity. Can you tell this is the first smartphone video …

  13. whcalhoun

    A Day in the Life in the Future


    The assignment: produce an Alternative Media Item using a new media tool. I chose ThingLink as my tool for this project. It’s a tool for marking up images and video. I think I chose it because I had been thinking of using Zaption for my final project, and have since …

  14. whcalhoun

    Let’s Make a Rocket!


    After all the reading for this unit, I wanted to create something that really took advantage of a smartphone’s strengths while avoiding its weaknesses. Since I’m pretty handy with websites, I created a web app (essentially a single-page website).

    First I used Photoshop to create a collection of graphics. I’ve …

  15. whcalhoun

    Lily the Labrador


    Here she is, Lily the Labrador. Is she really from Labrador? Is “labrador” really a word? Find out!

    So many new tools . . . The video was shot with a hand-held Samsung smartphone, the first time I’ve ever done that. And the additional audio was recorded with an SM57 …

  16. kirklunsford

    Learning Reflections of Games and Learning Part 3

    For the final learning reflection in Games & Learning course INTE 5320 with Associate Professor Remi Holden I have selected a few things to highlight based on key participation this semester. Works featured include blog posts, annotations via hypothes.is, and affinity space participation and presentation. http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/media/#wallpaper I chose to highlight…
  17. emilysmayy

    Facilitating an Online Synchronous Discussion on Twitter


    Downloadable version As part of my coursework in my ILT Master’s program at the University of Colorado Denver and Professor Len Scrogen’s Facilitating Online and Blended Learning course, I have shared below my expertise in leading significant and engaging learning experiences– demonstrating ILT Competences 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.  …

UC Denver Summer 15 (Holden)

Welcome to CU Denver's Learning with Digital Stories

INTE 5340: Learning with Digital Stories critically examines and critiques the ways in which digital storytelling conveys meaning, draws upon personal experience, and shares various truths. Students iteratively and rapidly produce multiple digital stories by leveraging a variety of tools, methods, and design principles, and also develop a critical stance toward social learning - and digital storytelling as a social learning practice - by considering the moral and ethical impacts of storytelling on individuals and communities.

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